I started to embrace this introvert quality this year in particular, deciding I wasn't going to be another popular girl clone and dress like they did. I'd dress however I wanted, dye my hair the colors I liked, and listen to music because I liked it, not because it was what all the other girls listened to. I was becoming more independent.
My dad didn't particularly like this, however, as he thought I was becoming a shut-in who never left her room or the computer. This was coming from the man who had once complained about driving my friends and I everywhere, and was now complaining I didn't go anywhere at all. I couldn't win!
Now I've learned that being an introvert doesn't make you a loser. However someone wants to spend their free time is their choice, as its their life. That means I will spend my free time blogging, playing guitar, painting, listening to records, and lifelessly exploring the internet. Those are my personal favorite things to do. Just because I don't go to the mall everyday to buy the latest $200 Abercrombie jeans doesn't mean I'm uncool. (We'll explain why I'm uncool in a later post).
|(From the Virgin Suicides, source)|
|One of my favorite records, the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange|
|A horrible done panorama of my room (before I got my new Fender and borrowed a Les Paul.) Look at my posters & psychedelic bass!|
|If I could be like Jayne Mansfield I would, sitting in my fuzzy pink bathroom all day. (Source LIFE magazine)|
(Mad problems, source)
- "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" by the Kinks
- "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34" by Benjamin Britten
- "Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)" by the Beatles
- "Outsider" by the Ramones
- "White Room" by Cream
- "Somebody to Love" by Queen
- "Wild World" by Cat Stevens
- "Midnight Confessions" by the Grass Roots
- "I'm So Tired" by the Beatles
- "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" by Simon & Garfunkel
- "The End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilburys